Friday, May 25, 2012

May 25th, outsourced

I know you've probably seen this a dozen other places already, but count me in with those who find it funny. My favorite part is the guy at 2:24.

Nicholas Spark's newest book/movie.

The world's most racist job ad. [HT Jeremy]

Thoughts on Mormon modesty. I no longer need to write a post about this because Jessie did an awesome job.

48 things that will make you feel old. Thanks. [HT BCC]

On a related note, here is a slideshow of pictures of things from the 90s. It's pretty wide-ranging: it includes things like 90210 as well as things like Popples.

I found this article about unlimited first-class airline ticket pass holders to be fascinating. I never knew such a thing existed! Too bad it won't exist for too much longer, probably.

Here are two articles about kids, both from the NYT. First, callous-unemotional children. Second, Etan Patz, the first face of a missing child on a milk carton.


Sarah Familia said...

The Chinese job ad is priceless!

Liz Johnson said...

There is so much to say about all of these, but the first is: RYAN GOSLING WAS IN THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB?! How did I not know that?!?!

Also, what the heck happened to the Blues Clues guy? When did he get creepy?

I was a huge fan of fashion plates. I still might be, actually.

What makes me feel REALLY old is that a lot of that 90's stuff is kind of "past my time." Like that color version of Oregon Trail! What the heck?! What happened to the black/white DOS version? Where you used the spacebar to shoot?

Modesty: amen. I AM SO OVER IT, and yet I deal with it all the freaking time because I work with the teenage girls. Also, the google suggestions made by a commenter? What the heck?

I find it interesting that a different person than the one who confessed was convicted of Etan Paz's murder in a civil case. I wonder how this arrest affects that, if at all. Also, I can't imagine anything more horrific than having your child disappear and not knowing what happened. Talk about something that would constantly haunt you.

Bridget said...

I think the guy who was convicted in the civil case is a different guy than the one they just arrested, which to me is even weirder.

Those google suggestions (and that whole comment) just made me laugh and laugh. What the heck, seriously.

Yeah, the color Oregon trail was after my time, too.

Jessie said...

Thanks for the link! You should have seen my face when I first read that comment with the Google suggestions.

That's funny that you didn't see the post when I first put it up - I was halfway expecting a comment from you because you'd previously said something on my blog about having a modesty post in draft and I assumed our feelings on the issue were similar. When I didn't hear from you, I thought, "Hm...I guess she DOESN'T agree..." Haha. I think you should still write yours, though. Your thoughts are always more organized (and less ranty) than mine.

Katie Lewis said...

The funny ones were really funny. :)

The post on modesty... I didn't agree with 100%. I definitely DO agree that we shouldn't be all judgy about the minute details of what people wear who don't share our beliefs or who haven't made temple covenants. And I wholeheartedly agree that it's unkind to single people out who show up to church in something that doesn't fit in with church culture. But I disagree with the idea that we shouldn't be teaching our children and teenagers to dress the same way we do just because they haven't made the same temple covenants yet. I feel like it's kind of like not bothering to teach kids about chastity just because they haven't made temple covenants. (Obviously it's NOT exactly the same since that's a commandment, I know.) Anyway, I'm not doing a very good job communicating how I feel about this. But I can say that I do try to make sure my 2 1/2 year old daughter wears sleeves and not-too short shorts. I'll probably always just be that way. But that doesn't mean I'm going to look down on her friends or her friends' parents if their kids show up in tank tops and short little kid shorts. Because, seriously.

Amanda said...

Nora (3 years old) has a sun dress that has spaghetti straps, it was a hand-me-down. The first time she wore it, I instinctively made her wear a shirt under it. The next time, Tyler dressed her with no shirt. Nora was ecstatic that she didn't have to wear a shirt and I thought, "yeah... Why does she have to wear a shirt? It's 100 degrees outside." Also, Tyler sent me a text with the lyrics to the "this is crazy" song and I was singing it all. Day. Long. At work. I had to sneak off to the med room to let it out cuz you cant be singing that in front of the patients.

Also, I have dreams all the time that my kids go missing and/or are killed. It's why I can't watch TV or movies or read books that are remotely violent or scary.

Merkley Jiating said...

Oh my gosh. I am going to have nightmares because of that C.U. article. Why does it have to be the same acronym as Cornell?! Argh, freak freak freaky.

Katie said...

Thank you for the link about "modesty"! This is exactly one of the things I hated about living in Utah but never had the words to express or understand what I was feeling. You're awesome.

Stacie Perkins Palmer said...

I wanted to jump up and shout "ditto" after reading your friend's Mormon modesty post. I wasn't allowed to wear shorts growing up. Shorts! But this is more than just about my hyper-conservative upbringing (my parents meant well); I agreed whole-heartedly with the post.


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